IMD tool

Please note: since this tool was first created, the government have since released their own tool that does the same job as this one, with more recent data.

Please see Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government website for 2019 and 2015 data.

This tool will remain in place for prosterity, but it will not be updated.

Please note: This tool uses uses data from circa 2010 and should be considered VERY out of date.

The IMD Postcode search is a tool whereby the user can find the Index of Multiple Deprivation quintile group for a valid postcode. Please note the search currently only works for postcodes within England.

Separate multiple postcodes with commas or new lines. Note: large numbers of postcodes will be slow to process, please be patient.

The following table shows the IMD score within each quintile group:

Quintile group IMD score range
1 ≤ 8.49 (Least deprived)
2 8.5 - 13.79
3 13.8 - 21.35
4 21.36 - 34.17
5 ≥ 34.18 (Most deprived)


The NPEU IMD tool makes use of third party data and the NPEU does not guarantee the accuracy or integrity of the data.

The following datasets are used in the IMD postcode search:

Ordnance Survey Code-Point Open Feb 2013
Office of National Statistic Indices of Multiple Deprivation 2010

Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2010
Contains Royal Mail data © Royal Mail copyright and database right 2010
Contains National Statistics data © Crown copyright and database right 2011